The people of India are enduring unimaginable hardship, hospitals are overwhelmed, and there is a critical shortage of oxygen and ventilators, livelihoods have been lost and people are starving. Many of you have messaged us to ask me how you can help with the smaller organisations who may not be getting much exposure, but which are giving excellent support in their local areas. Below is a list of some the initiatives our partners and trusted colleagues are involved with. Many are assisting in rural communities where they are struggling even for basics items such as masks and food. All are verified.
We have also set up a link for those of you who would like to support those who at this time are only able to accept funds within India. Donate on this link & we will ensure that the money reaches your specified NGO/initiative. Go Fund me
Rasoi on Wheels: Delhi: http://www.rasoionwheels.com/
Rasoi On Wheels, provide healthy, nutritious, tasty, wholesome, hygienic packed meal boxes which are served to the less privileged section of society. Every day they deliver amongst the needy at slums, orphanages, old age homes, schools & hospitals. Currently they have an incredible network of people on the ground working 24/7 to support people during the pandemic, including children who have been orphaned by this crisis.
Just 100 x GBP10.00 will provide nutritious meals for 3000 people.
Please help if you can: In India you can donate at: http://www.rasoionwheels.com/donate-now
They have also set up a 100 people covid isolation centre where they provide beds, meals & basic medical facilities. In return patients promise to donate plasma to save another life. They are now creating an oxygen concentrator bank to help those who need it most & don’t have access to it but need to raise INR5000000/GBP50,000.00.
For both International and Indian contributions Donate here
International Chandramauli Charitable Trust: Varanasi: http://www.chandramauli.org/
The ICCT runs projects in Varanasi to educate needy children and women and give them a value system. Amongst their projects is a nursery/kindergarten for up to 80 children, a primary school up to 50 children, an evening school up to 170 children and a women’s empowerment sewing centre for up to 35 girls and women. Currently, in addition to their usual activities, they are providing food and basic medical assistance for an additional 400+ children and their families who have no economic support at this time.
For both International and Indian contributions.Donate here
Last Wilderness Foundation: Panna, Kanha & Bandhavgarh: https://thelastwilderness.org/
LWF bridges the gap between authorities protecting forest and wildlife and communities around these protected areas. They use education, alternate livelihoods and communication tools to strengthen management plans with community participation. These rural communities are now struggling and urgently need your help. They have virtually no medical facilities and food is also scarce.
Last year, Last Wilderness Foundation helped provide food resources and hygiene material to about 250 Pardhi families (https://thelastwilderness.org/portfolio/covid-19-relief-panna-tr/). Now they are urgently looking to raise funds to provide 1000 tribal households across 10 villages in the buffer zone of Panna Tiger Reserve with basic essentials such as food, vegetables s and masks. To donate:
Last Wilderness Foundation, Axis Bank Mumbai, Bank Account: 912010031503388, IFSC: UTIB0000653
An 80 G certificate will be provided to all donors.
To give from outside India Go Fund Me
Horse India: Narlai Rajasthan: https://www.horseindia.com/
Horse India’s equine related operations provide many subsidiary local and rural suppliers and communities with income, through their employment as grooms/syces, tentwalas, chef and camp kitchen team, horse lorry & jeep drivers, local leopard spotters & desert guides. For our processions we hire in bullock carts, camels and village dancing horses – all these teams are also suffering through having lost their income streams. Horse India are appealing for funds to help feed and maintain their teams as well as their 50 Marwari Breed horses during this pandemic.
Any contribution, however small, will directly fund the welfare of their staff, their support teams and their Marwari horses, and thus ensure that they will ride again!
Donate in the UK Horse India
Holidays in Rural India: Chhattisgarh and Kutch: http://holidaysinruralindia.com/
Starting in May, founder Sophie Hartman will be running between 2 – 6kms every day, for 100 days to raise money for Frank Water. Why this distance, because that’s how far many women in rural destinations have to walk for freshwater.
In addition to their usual water and sanitation projects, they have teamed up with the Samerth Charitable Trust in Chhattisgarh and Kutch in order to ensure rations to daily wage labourers who are facing the appalling choice between risking Covid or starving. They are also transporting people in hard to access areas to vaccination centres.
To give from outside India go to:
Samerth Charitable Trust, Bank Account No SB Trust Account: 200110100015706, Branch: Bank of India, Panchvati, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
IFSC: BKID0002001, Bank Code: 2001
Creative Dignity has brought together small enterprises, civil society organisations and professionals in order to organize and distribute aid relief for millions of India’s artisans, who, as a result of the pandemic, have been left without livelihoods, support or healthcare.
We have to stop the spread of the virus in rural areas where there are no medical facilities to deal with this crisis.
INR5000/GBP50.00 will support a family of 5 for home isolation for 15 days with medical care & food rations. Thank you for your support. Donate here